Strangers and pilgrims on the earth.@Hebrews 11:13
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Robert Lowry (1826-1899)

Robert Lowry, 1887 (🔊 pdf nwc). Appeared in Hymns of Christian Endeavor, edited by Samuel W. Adriance (Boston, Massachusetts: The United Society of Christian Endeavor, 1888), number 5.

We are pilgrims of a day,
Homeward bound, homeward bound;
Singing on our cheerful way,
We are homeward bound.

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Onward, upward still, O ye hopeful pilgrims;
Forward, fear no ill, yonder is our home;
We journey, hand in hand,
To Canaan’s happy land;
O come, ye friends and neighbors,
And join the pilgrim band.

We are happy in the Lord,
Trav’ling on, trav’ling on;
Trusting in His holy Word,
We are trav’ling on.

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Sin and sorrow here below,
Soon will end, soon will end;
In the land to which we go,
Toil and care will end.

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Working all the way along,
Rest will come, rest will come;
Lighten work with pray’r and song,
Blessèd rest will come.

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